The new Samsung Galaxy A8 was made official earlier today, the handset is the replacement for last years Samsung Galaxy A5. Now we have a comparison of the Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Samsung Galaxy A5.
The Galaxy A8 comes with a number of upgrades over its predecessor, these include a 5.6 inch display with a FHD+ resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels.
The device is also powered by a Samsung Exynos 7885 octa core processor and comes with 2GB of RAM. You can see a full list of the key specifications comparing the two handsets below.
|Galaxy A5 (2016)||Galaxy A8 (2018)|
|Display||5.2-inch FHD Super AMOLED||5.6-inch FHD+ (2220×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity|
|Processor||Exynos 7580 Octa, 1.6GHz octa-core, Mali-T720MP2 GPU||Exynos 7885 Octa, 2.2GHz dual-core + 1.6GHz hexa-core, Mali-G71 GPU|
|Rear Camera||13-megapixel, f/1.9 aperture||16-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus|
|Front camera||5-megapixel, f/1.9 aperture||16-megapixel + 8-megapixel dual camera, f/1.9 aperture, Live Focus portrait mode|
|Storage||16GB internal, microSD card slot (up to 128GB)||32GB/64GB internal, microSD slot (up to 256GB)|
|OS||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, upgradable to Android 7.0||Android 7.1.1 Nougat, upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Connectivity||Dual-SIM, LTE, FM Radio, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, microUSB v2.0||Dual-SIM, LTE, FM Radio, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C|
|Battery||2,900 mAh, fast wired charging||3,000 mAh, fast wired charging|
|Other features||Fingerprint sensor, Samsung Pay (NFC model only)||Samsung Pay (NFC and MST), fingerprint sensor, IP68 dust and water resistance, Always On Display, Gear VR support|
As we can see from the comparison between the two handsets, the new Samsung Galaxy A8 comes with significant upgrades over the handset it replaces.
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